CMLL (MON) 12/03/2018 Arena Puebla [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, Lucha Central]
1) Astro, Meyer, Sonic b Guerrero Espacial, King Rocker, Sombra Diabólika
Sonic Arena Puebla debut. Tencicos took 1/3.
2) Espanto Jr., Fuerza Chicana, Policeman b Arkalis, Millenium, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Stigma, Titán, Tritón b Kawato San, Okumura, Tiger
tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Cavernario, Felino, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Soberano Jr., Valiente
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Diamante Azul & Volador Jr. DQ Rush & Terrible
Tecnico stook 2/3, the last when Volador faked a foul from Terrible.
This went just under 100 minutes, which is pretty short for a Puebla show. Sometimes they go with a longer match when they only run five. Not this time. Third match sounded like the only one worth watching.
Today’s CMLL Tuesday card is full of matches that are close to looking good. They’re just not quite there. There’s also nothing carrying over from last week, except if “Black Panther has underwhelming opponent in a lightning match” is meant to be a story. The main event has NGD vs Angel de Oro, Niebla Roja and anchor Atlantis. Los Guantos Style (Titan, Triton, Esfinge) face Hijos del Infierno (Ephesto, Luciferno, and Mephisto.) Like last night, the tercera could be the best match, where Rey Cometa, Guerrero Maya, and Drone take on Okumura, Kawato, and Virus. The women are the second match and the opener has the first Sangre Imperial streaming appearance in two months. This show will stream at 7:30 pm on CMLL’s YouTube channel.
Guadalajara has the Guerreros versus Caristico, Valiente, and Volador. They seemed to be setting up a Volador/UG match last week, but perhaps that will be adjusted due to the next paragraph.
There are some changes to cards for later this week. Caristico is off Friday and Saturday, and not on Sunday’s show if he was ever meant to be. The Friday main event singles match with no build is now the latest version of the Ultimo Guerrero versus Volador. Atlantis slips into Volador’s place in the semi-main. Diamante Azul fills in on Saturday’s main event. Tuesday substitutions are typically injury changes, though it might be a different case with Caristico and his outside work.
WWE’s PC Instagram was posting photos of the trainees from various countries posing together. I posted the Mexico one. Either Diamante has changed his mask or I don’t recognize the guy in the middle. I don’t recognize the taller men, but Bestia 666 says the guy on the right was a football teammate of his. Everyone’s having a little fun with Raul Mendoza training Ricky Marvin. Marvin is not just more experienced than Mendoza, he was instrumental in Mendoza getting his stint in NOAH that helped get him looked at by WWE in the first place.
Stephanie Vaquer, who’s been wrestling in Mexico, is there as well. Today’s the last day of the tryout; you can see about five seconds of a Lady Maravilla/Zatara match on their Instagram story. WWE usually ends up signing a few people from these tryouts, if only to show they achieved something. I’m not sure if that’s the going to be case here. It may be, but it sounds like this is more scouting for future plans than the present.
Rush will face the Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan on 12/15 in his ROH debut. It appears they’re setting up a Matt Taven/Rush rematch in ROH.
LuchaWorld has the latest news update.
Congratulating on +LuchaTV for reaching episode 100 of the En+carados podcast.
GALLI has DJZ & Drago vs Golden Dragon & Gringo Loco as their main event this Sunday. The fundraising option, which is never happening, should be for paying me to go to shows like this to bootleg matches like that.
CMLL (SUN) 12/09/2018 Arena México
1) Fantasy & Último Dragóncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pierrothito
2) Leono, Magnus, Príncipe Diamante vs Akuma, Espanto Jr., Espíritu Negro
3) Audaz, Rey Cometa, Star Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr., Titán vs Hechicero, Templario, Vangellys
6) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mephisto, Rey Bucanero
Raziel is listed again. It would help if Vangellys is good.
LLB , Memes , Noba (SAT) 12/15/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Kraken & Demasiado vs Divino & Hijo De Brazo De Platino
2) Baxter & Kid Silver vs Alas de Acero & Iron Kid and Freelance & Máscara Mágica
3) Gato De Ecatepec & Manchitas vs Demus & Fantasma de la Ópera
4) Eterno vs Audaz (CMLL)
5) Ricky Marvin vs Loco Max
6) Mr. Niebla vs Zumbido
7) Impulso vs Fly Star, Dragón Bane, Canis Lupus, Chico Che, Optimus (Guerrero), Eragón, Black Dragón, Demonio Infernal [cage, mask, hair]
A rare Saturday show in Naucalpan. This one is being called Lucha Threesome because Nobra (Acapulco) is joining the usual Lucha Memes & Lucha Libre Boom promotion. Ricky Marvin and Loco Max last had a singles match 16 years.
I just watched Eterno versus Aramis last night and Eterno was at least a very good base for a flyer there.
AAA , IWRG (THU) 12/27/2018 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? vs ??
2) Lady Shani & Vanilla vs Keyra & Lady Maravilla
3) Epitafio, Leviatham, Tormento vs Epidemia, Heavy Boy, Yakuza
4) Hijo Del Vikingo & Lancelot vs Tiger Boy & Villano III Jr.
5) La Parka, Máximo, Pagano vs Joe Lider, La Máscara, Texano Jr.
Semi-main could be pretty good.